Sorry for the lack of updates today; this morning we took Beatrice to an adoption day but to no avail. We’ll try again next week.
I also started reading Silent Spring and it is quite interesting, especially given my job (a research assistant for a biopesticide program). I’m still working on The Jungle, but I thought I would blast through Carson’s book first before going back to sounding out the various Lithuanian/Polish names and phrases from Sinclair’s book.
On the prospective post front, I’m working on one all about the five species of extinct aquatic sloths from Peru, and I’m hoping to get permission from the researchers to publish a little illustration of 4 of the skulls together for comparison. I’ll put up the finished product either way, but it would be nice to to have the illustration (and I figured it would be nice if I asked permission).
Anyway, I doubt I’ll put anything new up tonight (I may actually be going out; shocking, I know), but perhaps tomorrow I’ll have something new about seals or mosasaurs.
Update: I nearly forgot; today I hit the 30,000 page views mark for this blog. Things are certainly speeding up on here!
Update the 2nd: I added a “Currently Reading” widget to the sidebar. This is likely to change every two to three days, but I figure it’d be a good way to share what I’ve been digging into. Today I hope to finish Silent Spring, afterwards writing an angry letter to Natioanal Geographic about their recent malaria article wherein DDT is dubbed harmless to humans and the canard of “environmentalists have killed 200,000 people because they banned DDT.”